# How Long is a Terrarian year?

Discussion in 'The Crossroads: General Cross-Platform Talk' started by FragBombGames, Dec 31, 2014.

1. ### FragBombGames Cultist

I was bored.
Keep in mind that this relies on the assumption that years in Terraria are like real years: it takes a month for the moon to go through each phase, with about four weeks in a month, and twelve months in a year.

I noticed that the moon in Terraria changes its phase every night, and for some reason, that got me thinking. There are eight phases in total, and that would mean it takes eight nights to go through each phase. So that means there are eight days in a Terraria month.
If there are four weeks in each month, that means that a week in Terraria takes 2 days. Since time in Terraria moves 60 times faster then real time, a week in Terraria is 48 minutes in real life.
If there are twelve months in a year, and each month is eight days, that means that a year in Terraria is 96 in game days. Quite a bit less then our 365 day years.
Taking all of this into account, that means that, to play for an entire Terraria year, it would take....38 hours and 24 minutes in real time, which is pretty much a day and a half straight of gameplay.

So yeah. If you want, go find out on Steam or whatever how many hours you have on Terraria, divide it by 38.4, and you'll find out how many Terraria years you've played it.

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2. ### Rassy Skeletron Prime

846 hours = 22,03125.. > 22 Years then? (only in 1.2, i don't have the time from 1.1)
Seriously, loved that thread, it's smart, scientific and a fun fact for us.
Get more boring times please xD

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3. ### Athrisir Terrarian

about 13 1/2 years... In that time I have founded a multi character village, gone past duke on all 4 classes, and done several challenges

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4. ### =.= petethepug =.= Pixel Pirate

What?!
That's imprussible to figure out!
Give this man a cookie PROTO!

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5. ### FragBombGames Cultist

Holy crap, I had no idea how much attention this thread would get! That was 8 alerts in half an hour. Also, I'm on the last part of my Christmas holidays so I will probably get many more "I'm bored" moments
Thanks!

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6. ### =.= petethepug =.= Pixel Pirate

Right now I am having a boring moment, and you guessd it!
Yes I can't play terraria for three days (yay...)

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7. ### W1K Witch

Around 42 years? Dang time sure passes fast.

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I've played 16 years of Terraria, then. Wow.

9. ### Erienna Nakagai Headless Horseman

My 666 hours is around 17 1/3 Terraria years.

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10. ### Creeperfriendlyhugs Golem

i have played terraria for at least 30 years then...my brain hurts..

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11. ### Vikri Plantera

28.229166666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666666

Illuminati confirmed...

12. ### Toxic Terrarian

6.04 years for me (232 hours). Eh, not much really.

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13. ### The Miniature Shark Skeletron Prime

34.765625 years

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14. ### Pixel Terrarian

I can't be bothered enough to do the math, but I presume I have played for quite some time. 6 or 7 years, perhaps.

15. ### Erienna Nakagai Headless Horseman

And this is why Windows has a calculator. What's your time?

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16. ### Pixel Terrarian

I can't look right now, sorry. The steam app is very limited on my iPad, unfortunately.

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17. ### DerpoTheMagnificent Golem

21.6 years. Cool.

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18. ### Happy Gary Terrarian

I've played for 7 years. To be more specific it's 7.630208333333333

Wait....
All those threes...Triangles have 3 sides...And there's a zero...Flip the zero onto a triangle and it's...Illuminatti D:

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19. ### Erienna Nakagai Headless Horseman

There's 2 zeros, put one of them on the other one.

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